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NASA rocket Antares explodes on takeoff

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Unmanned NASA rocket explodes

     
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    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    I just heard that. This type of explosion at launch doesn't happen often. How critical were these supplies and how soon can they try to get them up there again?
     
  4. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    I went out last evening and didn't see it, came back in and saw thar a sailboat had stopped the launch.
    Went back out this evening and looked and looked and didn't see it, though the clouds were a bit heavy.
    Come back in to see that it exploded, 6 seconds after takeoff. Sad :(
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Daily Mail, with pictures and video...

    BREAKING NEWS: NASA cargo rocket EXPLODES on delayed launch to ISS in $1.9billion Antares project

    [video=youtu;bx1CeHFeea0]http://youtu.be/bx1CeHFeea0[/video]
     
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    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket carrying an unmanned cargo craft bound for the International Space Station exploded into flames Tuesday evening moments after launch at NASA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia.

    The countdown had seemed routine and the rocket lifted off as scheduled, but then burst into a fireball seconds later. The debris crashed down on the launching pad, spreading fiery wreckage around the area.


    NASA said all personnel are accounted for and no one was injured.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/orbital-sciences-rocket-explodes-moments-after-launch/
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    This is going to come up sooner or later.............................was it sabotaged?
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I was watching the liftoff on NASA TV channel and it looked very breezy at the launch pad. The launch announcer was calling for the insurance guy soon after explosion and later telling all personel to be careful of what you say and to whom.
     
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    No, most likely a systems failure.There is such high security and procedures for launch.


    8:30 press conference on NASA TV
    edit - Press conference is now at 9 pm eastern
     
  13. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Obviously a major malfunction.
     
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    That's quite a video! The announcers were speechless for quite some time!
     
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